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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 2100
       
       
       
       By Senator Wise
       
       
       
       
       5-01538-10                                            20102100__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to biomedical and social research;
    3         repealing ss. 381.85, 381.912, 381.92, and 381.921,
    4         F.S., relating to the Florida Biomedical and Social
    5         Research Act, the Cervical Cancer Elimination Task
    6         Force, and the Florida Cancer Council and the mission
    7         and duties of the council; amending ss. 381.855 and
    8         381.922, F.S.; deleting provisions and cross
    9         references to conform; providing an effective date.
   10  
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12  
   13         Section 1. Sections 381.85, 381.912, 381.92, and 381.921,
   14  Florida Statutes, are repealed.
   15         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
   16  381.855, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   17         381.855 Florida Center for Universal Research to Eradicate
   18  Disease.—
   19         (5) There is established within the center an advisory
   20  council that shall meet at least annually.
   21         (a) The council shall consist of one representative from a
   22  Florida not-for-profit institution engaged in basic and clinical
   23  biomedical research and education which receives more than $10
   24  million in annual grant funding from the National Institutes of
   25  Health, to be appointed by the State Surgeon General from a
   26  different institution each term, and one representative from and
   27  appointed by each of the following entities:
   28         1. Enterprise Florida, Inc.
   29         2. BioFlorida.
   30         3. The Biomedical Research Advisory Council.
   31         4. The Florida Medical Foundation.
   32         5. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
   33         6. The Florida Cancer Council.
   34         6.7. The American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc.
   35         7.8. The American Heart Association.
   36         8.9. The American Lung Association of Florida.
   37         9.10. The American Diabetes Association, South Coastal
   38  Region.
   39         10.11. The Alzheimer’s Association.
   40         11.12. The Epilepsy Foundation.
   41         12.13. The National Parkinson Foundation.
   42         13.14. The Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.
   43         14.15. The Florida Research Consortium.
   44         Section 3. Subsections (2) and (5) of section 381.922,
   45  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   46         381.922 William G. “Bill” Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley
   47  Cancer Research Program.—
   48         (2) The program shall provide grants for cancer research to
   49  further the search for cures for cancer.
   50         (a) Emphasis shall be given to the goals enumerated in s.
   51  381.921, as those goals support the advancement of such cures.
   52         (b) Preference may be given to grant proposals that foster
   53  collaborations among institutions, researchers, and community
   54  practitioners, as such proposals support the advancement of
   55  cures through basic or applied research, including clinical
   56  trials involving cancer patients and related networks.
   57         (5) Funds appropriated for the William G. “Bill” Bankhead,
   58  Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program shall be
   59  distributed pursuant to this section to provide grants to
   60  researchers seeking cures for cancer and cancer-related
   61  illnesses, with emphasis given to the goals enumerated in s.
   62  381.921. From the total funds appropriated, an amount of up to
   63  10 percent may be used for administrative expenses. In the 2009
   64  2010 fiscal year, 2.5 percent, not to exceed $25 million, of the
   65  revenue deposited into the Health Care Trust Fund pursuant to s.
   66  215.5602(12)(a) shall be transferred to the Biomedical Research
   67  Trust Fund within the Department of Health for the William G.
   68  “Bill” Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program.
   69         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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